Colloque "Le risque nucléaire et la décision publique"



The issue of safety in the nuclear industry was in the limelight in 2011 because of the Fukushima disaster. The issue, however, is related to other, broader and more fundamental questions, relating to the way public decisions are made in situations of uncertainty in our democracies, and the role technical expertise and scientific research play in that regard.

In order to contribute to the analysis of such questions, Reza Lahidji and Philippe Mongin, both researchers at GREGHEC, organised a scientific conference on "nuclear risk and public decision-making" on 14, 15 and 16 November 2011 with the support of the laboratory, the "Decision sciences" GIS and the Institut de la Radioprotection et de la Sûreté Nucléaire.

The aim of the conference was to bring together and initiate a dialogue between decision theory and social choice specialists, economists, nuclear safety practitioners, regulators and public decision-makers around a key issue:

Are theoretical tools of any help in giving an appropriate account of public decision problems in a case such as nuclear safety, and should they guide public decisions?

The conference's inaugural speech was given by Mr. Laurent Michel, government coordinator for major risks. The conference comprised twelve sessions in which researchers, practitioners and decision-makers took the floor in turn.

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Read the presentations

Mohamed ABDELLAOUI's Paper

Olivier APPERT's Paper

Terje AVEN 's Paper

Giovanni BRUNA's Paper

Dominique BUREAU 's Paper

Benjamin DESSUS 's Paper

Jean-Pierre DUPUY's Paper

Itzhak GILBOA 's Paper

Christian GOLLIER's Paper

John GROBE's Paper

Claude HENRY 's Paper

Philippe HUBERT's Paper

Mohsen KHATIB-RAHBAR's Paper

Reza LAHIDJI's Paper

Frédéric MENAGE's Paper

Patrick MOMA L's Paper

Bertrand MUNIER's Paper

Pierre PICAR D's Paper

Jacques REPUSSAR D's Paper

Julia SCHWARZ's Paper

Georges SERVIERE's Paper

Michaël TICHAUER's Paper

Bertrand VILLENEUVE's Paper